What I’ve Read | 2021

I read over 19 books last year. I didn’t set a goal because I was finishing my Master’s degree. Now that it’s done, I’d like to read a lot this year, for fun and for academic growth.

So, my first reading goal in about two years is going to be 30 books.

If you’d like to see past reading lists, here’s 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015.

Below is a running list of what I’ve read this year.


  1. Year of the Villain: The Infected (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  2. Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  3. Batman: Three Jokers (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  4. Batman Universe (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  5. Batman, Vol 1: Their Dark Designs (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  6. Daily Rituals by Mason Currey (Re-Read)
  7. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Running Total = 3.67


  1. Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God by Dallas Willard (Audiobook/Two-Thirds)
  2. Superman Archives, Vol. 2(Two-Thirds)*
  3. Justice League Odyssey, Vol. 3: Final Frontier (Graphic Novel/One-Third)

Running Total = 5.3


  1. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy D. Snyder
  2. Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen? (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  3. Wonder Woman & Justice League Dark: Witching War (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  4. Justice League Dark, Vol. 4: A Costly Trick of Magic (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  5. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann (Audiobook/Two-Thirds)

Running Total = 8


  1. Batman: Joker War (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  2. Lois Lane: Enemy of the People (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  3. Justice League, Vol. 6: Vengeance is Thine (Graphic Novel/One-Third)

Running Total = 9


  1. Apatheism: How We Share When They Don’t Care by Kyle Beshears (Strong Recommendation)
  2. The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out by Brennan Manning (Audiobook/Two-Thirds)
  3. The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together by Jared C. Wilson (Strong Recommendation)

Running Total = 12.67


  1. The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman (Audiobook/Two-Thirds)
  2. The Prodigal God by Tim Keller (Re-Read; Strong Recommendation)
  3. Zero Hour: Crisis in Time (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  4. Infinite Crisis (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  5. Convergence: Zero Hour (Book 1) (Graphic Novel/One-Third)

Running Total = 15.33


  1. Convergence: Zero Hour (Book 1) (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  2. The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
  3. Superman – Action Comics, Vol. 4: Metropolis Burning (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  4. Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristin Kobes Du Mez (Audiobook/Two-Thirds; Strong Recommendation)
  5. Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany by H. C. Erik Midelfort
  6. The Flash, Vol. 13: Rogues Reign (Graphic Novel/One-Third)

Running Total = 19


  1. Batman: Dark Detective (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  2. Justice League Odyssey, Vol.4: Last Stand (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  3. The Flash, Vol. 14: The Flash Age (Graphic Novel/One-Third)

Running Total = 20


  1. Justice League: Future State (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  2. Batman, The Adventure Continues: Season One (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  3. Nightwing: The Gray Son Legacy (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  4. Nightwing: The Joker War (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  5. Batman, Vol. 3: Ghost Stories (Graphic Novel/One-Third)

Running Total = 21.67


  1. Batman Vol. 4: The Cowardly Lot (Graphic Novel/One-Third)
  2. Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 by Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer (Audiobook/Two-Thirds; Strong Recommendation)

Running Total = 22.67


  1. Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye (Audiobook/Two-Thirds)
  2. The Adventures of Superman by George Lowther
  3. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Cumulative Total = 25.33

*Not a graphic novel, archive collection of Golden Age comics, complete with short stories that were originally included making it longer than a modern graphic novel.

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